The theme of this year’s International Youth Day, celebrated on August 12th, is “Youth Civic Engagement.” According to the UN, the engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieve sustainable human development. To create better opportunities for youth to engage politically, economically and socially, and to prevent a “lost generation”, improving the labor market prospects of the world’s youth must become a top policy priority.
To help in formulating good policies and best practices, IZA World of Labor provides decision-makers with relevant and succinct information based on sound empirical evidence.
Read these selected IZA World of Labor articles on youth topics:
- Youth bulges and youth unemployment (David Lam)
- Youth labor market interventions (Jochen Kluve)
- Does vocational training help young people find a (good) job? (Werner Eichhorst)
- Do youth mentoring programs change the perspectives and improve the life opportunities of at-risk youth? (Núria Rodríguez-Planas)
- Youth sports and the accumulation of human capital (Michael A. Leeds)
- The effect of early retirement schemes on youth employment (René Böheim)
- Does minimum age of employment regulation reduce child labor? (Eric V. Edmonds)
Read also IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann’s new post on LinkedIn: